Melanie Graduated from the Northern Ballet School in England. She studied and trained in London, New York and Miami during her professional performing career, working as an Adage Specialist and Dance Captain, with David Needham Productions (U.K.), Marcello Productions (Miami), Allan Blackburn Productions (Cannes, France), Fiesta Fantastica (Monte Carlo) and Royal Caribbean Productions (Miami).
Since immigrating to Canada in 2000 and opening Pro Arte Centre, Melanie has been recognized as a Fellow of the I.S.T.D. (Modern),the highest level of recognition awarded by this world-renowned dance organization, in addition to being an Associate Teacher in Ballet, Tap and National.
A “Teacher of teachers,” Melanie has mentored many. Through her teacher training program she has encouraged and fostered their successes in ISTD associate examinations. In addition to being an extraordinary teacher of both children and adults, she is an internationally recognized choreographer, with her choreography nominated and awarded with numerous awards both locally and internationally.
Melanie feels blessed to be able to share her love of dance and theatre with the wonderful enthusiastic dancers at The Landing Dance Centre this year.